It is illegal to sell two or more vehicles on the road within 500 metres of each other as part of a business. These are considered to be nuisance vehicles.
Garages and businesses cause a nuisance to local residents by placing cars for sale on a street or in lay-bys.
This can also take up valuable parking spaces required for local residents.
Yes, as long as it is only one car which:
and that you are not running a vehicle business.
No, don't be tempted to buy a vehicle advertised for sale on a road, and never buy a car without a log book.
If you're buying a used car privately, you should be dealing with the person at the address shown on the log book or at a garage.
Repairing on the highway
Nuisance vehicles can also:
Yes, we will issue a £100 fixed penalty notice or prosecute you and if found guilty a fine of up to £2,500.
The police will also check to ensure a vehicle being repaired has all the legal documentation (such as insurance) to be kept on the public highway. If not, they may seize the vehicle as well.
You will not be convicted if you can prove you were not running a business.
Yes, you can repair your own vehicle if it has broken down, as long as you do not annoy the people who live nearby and the work is completed within 72 hours.